Poses yoga on We may also recall that seeing the world as it really is (yathabhutam) lies at the heart of the Buddha s enlightenment experience. Indeed, Jahoda did emphasize this component in her survey and, more recently, so too has Robin Skynner. This probably reflects the influence of his early training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, not least because in the same work where he states that the central idea he can t repeat too often is that if we can stay in touch with reality, the truth will heal us,3 he offers Japanese social organization as an example of one way of promoting mental health. Yet, by his own admission, For the Japanese, reality is negotiable because they value cohesion above any other quality, the Japanese are not interested in finding an accurate view of reality; they want a formula that everyone can agree on. 4 Reality distortion may, then, have beneficial effects. Recent research supports this conclusion and points to the need to reject accurate reality testing as a central criterion for mental health. Indeed, the people who seem to have the most accurate understandings of themselves and their situation in the world are depressives. Poses yoga 2016.